Health Archive
26 June 2014, 06:00 PM ET
Some children who have a normal body mass index (BMI) might actually be obese because of extra body fat that's not picked up by the measurement, a new study says.
26 June 2014, 03:39 PM ET
Older adults who tech novices, but learned to use an iPad showed improvements in their thinking and memory skills, a new study finds.
26 June 2014, 03:09 PM ET
If not used properly, contact lens can cause serious eye damage. Make up effects designers, artists from 'America Horror Story', as well as an eye doctor talk about the how to handle and acquire contacts.
26 June 2014, 02:32 PM ET
The gruesome eye injuries depicted on the TV show "American Horror Story" are being used to warn consumers about the dangers of wearing decorative contact lenses, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today.
26 June 2014, 01:12 PM ET
Now that summer is here, a trip to the beach should bring familiar smells: seawater, sunscreen and, depending where you live, sewage. One in ten recreational beaches in the United States isn't fit for swimming, according to a new report.
26 June 2014, 12:50 PM ET
Drinking alcohol excessively is responsible for 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
26 June 2014, 11:51 AM ET
Taking small doses of aspirin daily may lower the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. However, the risk of side effects may outweigh benefits for some people.
26 June 2014, 07:57 AM ET
While vaporizing marijuana may be less irritating to the lungs, inhaling vapor from extracts or tinctures could create stronger withdrawal effects, researchers say.
25 June 2014, 06:33 PM ET
Pregnant women could be missing out on information about how environmental toxins may affect their unborn babies, new research suggests.
25 June 2014, 05:02 PM ET
A new study found an elevated risk of suicide in patients with ADHD, and an elevated risk of suicide in their parents and siblings.
25 June 2014, 04:24 PM ET
Some over-the-counter acne treatment can trigger serious, life-threatening allergic reactions in rare cases, the Food and Drug Administration warned today.
25 June 2014, 04:12 PM ET
Adults who watch too much TV may be at an increased risk of dying at a relatively young age, a new study from Spain suggests.
25 June 2014, 01:53 PM ET
Kids who eat according to the Mediterranean diet are less likely to be overweight or obese than kids who don't, a new study finds.
25 June 2014, 01:00 PM ET
For women, being able to have children naturally later in life may be a sign that they will live an unusually long time, according to new research.
25 June 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Researchers genetically modified probiotic bacteria to produce a hunger-suppressing hormone in the gut.
25 June 2014, 04:40 AM ET
Incontinence is a common problem among older adults in the U.S., according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
24 June 2014, 11:30 PM ET
Mathematician Janet Best uses mathematical models to learn about slee-wake patterns.
24 June 2014, 10:51 PM ET
Losing weight is very hard, so it’s not surprising many people succumb to the allure of miracle weight-loss pills and potions available online. But they do so at their own peril.
24 June 2014, 10:32 PM ET
Many studies suggest that consumption of fruit and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of a variety of cancers, but there is little chance that the key to preventing these deadly diseases has been on our dinner plates the whole time.
24 June 2014, 06:30 PM ET
Despite several vaccinations, whooping cough is prevalent amongst children who go to their doctors for persistent coughs.
24 June 2014, 05:50 PM ET
Aside from their effects on the digestive tract, probiotics may also affect the health and appearance of the skin, researchers have found.
24 June 2014, 05:16 PM ET
Is that drag on a cigarette really worth more to a smoker than its cost?
24 June 2014, 04:10 PM ET
Neurobridge reroutes brain signals around the spinal cord and allows paralyzed patients to move using their own thoughts.
24 June 2014, 02:23 PM ET
Doctors should encourage parents to read to their children often, and start well before they enter school, according to a new statement from the nation's largest group of pediatricians.
24 June 2014, 11:15 AM ET
A paralyzed patient with a thought-reading microchip implanted in his brain, successfully moved his hand. The microchip sent signals to a wearable high-tech sleeve on his forearm that controlled his muscle movement.
24 June 2014, 10:19 AM ET
What if we could take the best features of the most popular fitness trackers, and put them together, to make a "fantasy" tracker? Here are the top features we would include.
24 June 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Our smartphones harbor thousands of different types of bacteria that may provide a window into the microbes that live on our bodies and surroundings, a new study suggests.
24 June 2014, 04:00 AM ET
Genes that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia in people may also increase the tendency to smoke pot, a new study suggests.
24 June 2014, 02:27 AM ET
Biomechanics, which involves understanding biological systems through mechanics, has many applications, including its use in treating common and serious eye conditions.
23 June 2014, 06:26 PM ET
Medical marijuana is legal in some states, but debate rages on about whether the health benefits outweigh the risks.
23 June 2014, 05:41 PM ET
Ebola first appeared more than three decades ago, but there is still no cure or specific treatment for the disease, in part because the dangerous nature of the virus makes it difficult to study, experts say.
23 June 2014, 05:35 PM ET
Marijuana produces a range of psychological and physical effects that can be unpredictable at times.